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Author Sheng, Xiaoming, author.

Title Higher education choice in China : social stratification, gender and educational inequality / Xiaoming Sheng
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2014
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Routledge research in Asian education
Routledge research in Asian education.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Setting the scene -- Introduction -- Social stratification in Chinese transitional society -- Chinese education system -- Relevant research in China -- Relevant research in Western countries -- Research methodology -- Theoretic debates in Chinese studies -- Why use Bourdieu's theory in China? -- Conceptual framework -- Structure of the book -- 2. Class and higher education choice -- Introduction -- Educational expectations of parents and students -- Middle-class cultural capital and its influences -- Middle-class focus on campus culture when making choices -- Working-class parents trying their best under difficult circumstances -- Conclusions -- 3. Gender and higher education choice -- Introduction -- Gender differences in parental involvement -- Gender and mothers' involvement -- Gender and fathers' involvement -- Conclusions -- 4. Cultural capital and class strategy: how middle-class mothers make cultural capital work -- Introduction -- Results of ordinal logistic regression of students' study scores -- Cultural capital and its influences -- The ways in which middle-class mothers make family cultural capital work -- Working-class mothers' educational involvement in difficult circumstances -- Conclusions -- 5. Capital and social stratification: four social factions within the middle classes -- Introduction -- Cultural capital and social stratification -- Economic capital and choice strategy -- Social capital and choice-making -- Intra-class differences: the four factions within the middle classes in China -- Conclusions -- 6. Habitus and the reproduction of cultural capital -- Introduction -- Middle-class familial habitus -- Working-class familial habitus -- Institutional habitus and its influences -- Habitus and the inheritance of cultural capital -- Conclusions -- 7. Contributions and conclusions -- Findings of the research -- Application of Bourdieu's theoretical framework in the Chinese context -- Implications for future research -- Implications for educational policy and practices
Summary "Much of the existing research on parental involvement and higher education choice examines the difference between the working class and the middle class, but little literature looks at different factions within the social classes. This book discusses higher education choice in China, particularly through the examination of social issues such as social stratification, parental involvement, and gender and educational inequality. Drawing from an empirical study based on Bourdieu's theory, the book explores both inter-class and intra-class differences in China, providing an insight into how social class differences influence a number of issues, including:educational equality the role parents, especially mothers, play in higher education decision-making the relationship between traditional cultural norms gendered relationships within Chinese families. The sociology of higher education choices are derived through feedback from various sources, including both parents and students themselves. The book will be key reading for postgraduates and researchers in the fields of sociology, sociology of education, Chinese studies and Asian studies"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject College choice -- Social aspects -- China
Education, Higher -- Social aspects -- China
Educational equalization -- China
Educational sociology -- China
Sex differences in education -- China
Social classes -- China.
Social stratification -- China
Universities and colleges -- China -- Sociological aspects
College choice -- Social aspects.
EDUCATION -- Higher.
EDUCATION -- Parent Participation.
Education, Higher -- Social aspects.
Educational equalization.
Educational sociology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Social Classes.
Sex differences in education.
Social classes.
Social stratification.
Universities and colleges -- Sociological aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315814250